Frank Ocean took himself to London to record his new album at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, it's been confirmed by French pianist Christophe Chassol.

Speaking to BBC Radio 6 Music, he explained that he teamed up with the musician to work on material for the forthcoming record.

"The guy is smart. He's really smart. The way he works in the studio is really cool. He has a printer, he has a lot of pictures of architecture, contemporary art, a lot of pictures of different kinds of things.

"So we start to work on a track and he says, this track is this - that car that you can see. He makes me work on a song, and I'm like, 'oh this sounds like Pino Donaggio's score for Blow Out, by Brian De Palma'.

"I start to work on a song and five minutes later on the ProTools screen you have the movie, the score, stretched to fit the song - just to try. I've never worked with that much money in music. It's good sometimes to have money, because you can try things.

Ocean's new record is the follow-up to major label debut Channel Orange, and is thought to be titled 'Boys Don't Cry', released later this summer.

Meanwhile, the singer also recently officially dropped his birth name and is now known legally as Frank Ocean.

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